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Process Engineering at IMPC 2016


The XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC) was held in Québec City, Canada from 11 – 15 September 2016. Two papers from the Department of Process Engineering were presented at the congress by Prof Steven Bradshaw, Professor Christie Dorfling, Dr Edson Charikinya, and Dr Margreth Tadie presented a poster.

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Dr Pott wins prize for best presentation at ICCCE 2016

Dr Pott wins prize

Dr Robbie Pott recently represented the Department of Process Engineering at the 7th International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, held in Porto, Portugal, August 14-16, 2016. The conference had a number of delegates from around the world, speaking on topics in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, sustainability and risk management in industry. Dr Pott’s presentation, entitled “The Development of Immobilization Matrices with Adjustable Density for Use in the Immobilization of Stationary-Phase Operating Microorganisms within Continuous Bioreactors”, won the prize for “best presentation” at the conference.

Research Opportunities 2017

Research 2017

Research 2017

Starting 2017, the Process Engineering Department has many exciting research opportunities for masters and doctoral students, in the fields of Chemical and Extractive Metallurgical Engineering.

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Biological bactericides effective against tuberculosis


Danielle Pretorius, working on Bacillus

Tuberculosis (TB) is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest global cause of deaths due to a single infectious agent. In 2013, 9 million people developed TB, and 1.3-1.5 million people died from this cause.  Over 95% of cases and deaths were in developing countries with Africa carrying the greatest burden of 280 cases per 100 000 population.

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